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Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:30 PM

Nick Clegg. Pissartiste extraordinaire.

Lyndon Johnson notoriously said of FBI chief J. Edgar Hoover "It's probably better to have him inside the tent pissing out, than outside the tent pissing in". However, Nick Clegg must be the first ever politician to do both ...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/07/nick-clegg-protests-shirkers

Coincidentally, got a Northumberland Lib Dem leaflet today which slags off the Tories (their allies at Northumberland County Hall as well as at Westminster) something rotten.

Sad. Really sad.

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non sociopath skin Jan 2013 OP
enlightenment Jan 2013 #1
T_i_B Jan 2013 #2
non sociopath skin Jan 2013 #3
T_i_B Jan 2013 #4
LeftishBrit Jan 2013 #5
Rosa Luxemburg Jan 2013 #6

Response to non sociopath skin (Original post)

Mon Jan 7, 2013, 06:57 PM

1. Seems a bit late in the game for the Lib Dems to

try and rehabilitate their reputation. You make your bed, you lie in it, as they say . . .

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Response to non sociopath skin (Original post)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 03:14 AM

2. If it's any consolation.....

....somebody at Lib Dem HQ must REALLY hate Clegg to come up with an idea like this.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/nick-clegg/9784979/Chat-show-Clegg-Deputy-PM-to-hold-weekly-radio-phone-ins-as-Coalition-renews-vows.html

The deputy Prime Minister will now take weekly questions on Thursdays from the public on LBC Radio as part of an effort to reconnect with voters.

The radio phone-in sessions will be known as "Call Clegg" in a rare move by a politician to take questions from voters so publicly on a regular basis.


P.S You still get leaflets from the Lib Dems?

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Response to T_i_B (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 05:36 AM

3. Yes, we get Lib Dem leaflets from time to time ...

... though I miss the old Focus leaflets ("Community Champion Les applauds 40% reduction in dog poo on Hirst Ward pavements") printed with a John Bull printing set.

They've radically revamped their literature which now looks like faded Asda publicity sheets from the 1980s.

That's progress, I guess.



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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 07:23 AM

4. Well.....

...since the Lib Dems got taken to the cleaners in the 2011 local elections they've been very anonymous where I live.

We shall see what happens in local elections this year. The Lib Dem's seem to have their own version of the Schliffen plan which they are adhering to very strictly in their approach to being in coalition. Unfortunately this means that their more flexible opponents have been running rings around them.

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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 8, 2013, 08:05 AM

5. I've had such leaflets from all the parties in my time!

My ward was LibDem for many years; Labour since last May's elections. We get stuff from both parties, and occasionally from the Greens

"Community Champion Les applauds 40% reduction in dog poo on - Ward pavements" sounds fairly typical. Though the Labour and Green ones do address policy issues somewhat more than the LibDem ones.

Although the County Council is Tory-controlled, there is not a single Tory on the City Council, and their efforts round here are fairly intermittent. However, the constituency does have a Tory MP with a small majority; and every now and then she sends out glossy leaflets about everything that she and/or the national government have supposedly been doing for the constituency; and one one occasion a very dishonest questionnaire, designed to make people think they supported Tory policies. More-or-less: 'Would you rather (a) have your Council Tax reduced; (b) be trampled by a herd of elephants?'

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Response to non sociopath skin (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 02:37 PM

6. Do they still use that bird logo that looks like a cuckoo?

I remember the days of the focus leaflets.

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